Saturday, November 20, 2010

How We Live Here

Roller coaster? No, more like climbing up to a mesa and then trying to avoid a drop off.

So, we come to the most recent blood work/CAT scan/Dr.'s appointment. All hospital staff are up beat, smiley, glad-ta-see-ya. We even are veteran enough to have a routine: if you opt for an early morning CAT, you can 'drink the lemonade' rather than chug the chalk in two sittings.

(Ask Mike)

This week, the Dr.'s part was scheduled for 9:45 AM. That's now school time for me. So, for about a week, I suggested that Mike call the hospital and reschedule. Then, I could be with him. Don't know why; thought it might be a good idea. He's not much on details so I get better info when I'm in attendance.

He kept forgetting to call: dragging his feet. Finally, he said, "Oh, that's just too much trouble. I'll call you."

Got the hint. Went to school. Flashed out a prayer request for our Laura Angel warriors. And worked with my juniors for the rest of the day. Several friends sent inquiries around noon. What I told them was, "I'll check my voicemail after school. I have three more classes to teach."

You can't get a signal in my classroom, usually a very good thing.

The final bell rang at 2:05 and I was at the outside door by 2:05.5. NO message. Not from anybody. And I knew that Mike had headed out to a distance learning class and would not be available until 4:30. Should I go the hospital for my own report? I could but decided to just go home.

He came in the door, petted the dog, stalled................
"Ok," said I. "What's the news?"

"Blood work is, in the words of my doctor, pristine."


"CAT is clear. No evidence of tumor growth."

So, dear friends, this is where we of the mountain.

And, most importantly, praising our God for another gift.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures, here below,
Praise Him about all heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

And we thank you, friends for your continued prayers.


  1. That is fabulous, Lynne & Mike! Praise God indeed! God has given you both the biggest story of your lives & you're LIVING it! What a testimony to His modern day miracles. Love you both! Sandra

  2. Fantastic news! I couldn't be happier for you. Hugs!

  3. It must feel like a rebirth for you both.